Estonia - Engineers protest over interpretation of agreement - June 8, 2011

Narva Power Plant workers have protested over the interpretation by the oil shale production company Eesti Energia Kaevandused of a collective agreement. In March 2011, 105 engineers were transferred from Narva Power Plants to the sister company Eesti Energia Kaevandused. Chairman Vladimir Aleksejev of the engineers' trade union said that the relocated workers must be included in a recently drawn up collective agreement. The deal, however, had been signed with Narva Power Plants, and Eesti Energia Kaevandused does not recognise it. Union leaders said the workers will lose a good part of their pay and social benefits (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 April 2011).



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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